It was being reported yesterday that Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Oliver Norwood was set for a £2million switch to Sheffield United after both clubs had agreed a fee.
Given the permanent transfer window has closed, deals like this going through is no great surprise as an easy workaround is a loan deal until January when the window opens again because the loan window remains open and permanent sales aren’t prohibited.
So quite what the early transfer window was supposed to achieve other than a second day of madness for Sky Sports to capitalise on remains hugely open for debate.
In any event, it’s claimed by Sky Sports that a £2million agreement in now in place and the Northern Ireland international will undergo a medical later today.
They suggest personal terms will not be an issue, so this one should fly through as he’s not going to get into our team after manager Chris Hughton’s summer spending is he.
He did his job though for us and then did a job for Fulham as he notched up back to back promotions so I doubt many won’t wish him well for the future. He holds a small part in our history and that won’t be erased.
The specifics of the deal are a loan to begin with for the 27-year-old and then a two and a half year contract will come into force in January, and then we’ll see the transfer fee pass, as he looks to make it three promotions from three.